Shocking Ferrari stat revealed as they endure one of their worst starts to a Formula 1 season

Ferrari is languishing in fourth place in the Constructors’ Standings after Charles Leclerc suffered DNFs in two races out of three.

Ferrari is suffering one of its worst starts to a Formula 1 season in history, as it struggles to fight for points, amid reliability problems hampering their performance.

Charles Leclerc has only managed to achieve a season best of seventh place, with two DNFs out of three races.

His teammate Carlos Sainz has attempted to keep the team in the title fight with fourth place in Bahrain and sixth place in Saudi Arabia.

However, Sainz was handed a five second penalty in Australia for causing a collision, dropping him out of the points, meaning Ferrari left the race with 0 points. 

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This result means that Ferrari has scored their fewest amount of points in the opening three races of the season since the Formula 1 points system was changed in 2010.

The team’s previous worst opening to a season in that period was in 2020, when Ferrari only managed to secure 27 points by the end of round 3.

Ferrari sacked Italian Mattia Binotto at the end of the 2022 season after the team was seen to have thrown away the Drivers’ and Constructors’ title with poor strategy calls. 

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Frenchman Frederic Vasseur was brought in with the aim of fixing the team’s problems but has, so far, failed to deliver the success the Italian team was hoping for, putting his future in jeopardy.

Ferrari hasn’t won a race since the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen outpacing them throughout the current season by a significant margin.

“Just extremely frustrating; I mean, it’s the worst start to the season ever, really… it is really frustrating,” Leclerc told reporters after the Australian Grand Prix.